Succession of Digital Goods. A Comparative Legal Study

Mariusz Fras

Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Silesia , Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0033-6909


Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present possible solutions to the problem of access to digital contents left by a deceased user of Internet services under different European legal systems. Discussion of this issue from a comparative perspective will allow the drawing of general conclusions about the direction de lege lata in which European legislation is heading. In my opinion there should be dedicated legal provisons introduced into the polish civil code which would pertain to digital goods. This would also facilitate the harmonization of inheritance matters in a European perspective. Technological development requires amending the civil code to fit changing reality.

Keywords:

digital content, digital state, Facebook, strictly personal rights, heirs.

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2021-12-07


Fras, M. (2021). Succession of Digital Goods. A Comparative Legal Study. Review of European and Comparative Law, 47(4), 67–81. https://doi.org/10.31743/recl.12859

Mariusz Fras  kancelaria-fras@o2.pl
Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Silesia

Dr. habil. Mariusz Fras, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Silesia; correspondence address: ul. Kochanowski 6/1, 40-035 Katowice, Poland; e-mail: kancelaria-fras@o2.pl; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0033-6909.

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